US Gold Ltd
1991
Arcade: Platform
£10.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Multiple schemes (see individual downloads)

34
Mark Caswell
Chris Bourne

Night Shift employs you as a factory hand in the Lucasfilm(™) toys factory. As either Fred or Fiona Fixit, you must produce a set amount of character toys within the time limit or be fired.

The Beast is a machine that builds the toys, although it often breaks down. But you and your handy tool box come to the rescue, so (hopefully) production is kept at the optimum.

Gameplay is like a chaotic puzzle game, combined with platforming action(strange, I know). The first few levels are simple to complete but as you go on more and more goes wrong with the Beast - it's enough to send you slightly mad (bibble, bibble). It's great fun to run up and down the Beast fixing all the faults that crop up but it's frustrating when a million things go wrong, usually all at once. It received a 96% rating (one of the highest marks in recent months) and deserved it, too. A 'must-buy'.

96%